England manager Gareth Southgate had been a regular at our games in recent weeks as he cast his eye over the likes of Tom Heaton, Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish, but only Heaton and Mings have again made his squad for the upcoming November break games.
Given Jack’s injury, although it’s expected he will feature this weekend as we look to do the double over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, that wasn’t the reason Southgate gave for omitting him from this one – although granted he did praise the 24-year-old and imply that he was on the verge of a call up now, and would be one of the names looked at if anyone withdrew.
— villareport (@villareport) November 7, 2019
There was the understandably mixed reaction from Aston Villa fans to the news, plenty felt it could only be a good thing for us and our battle this year, whilst others were perplexed at Southgate’s reasoning about competition and his previous words about only selecting those players in form – as when it comes to chance creation, Jack is only second to Kevin de Bruyne so far this year – Click Here.
Should Jack Have Made The Squad?
Let's keep Jack to ourselves for now.. The less games the better for us at the mo.
— James Kineavy (@JamesKineavy) November 7, 2019
Barkley hasn't played for about 4 weeks due to injury. Should have just called him up anyway the donut
— Jason Price (@PriceyNumber1) November 7, 2019
— Josh Spatola (@SpatolaJosh) November 7, 2019
Happy if they don’t. He’s going to have a busy December.
— matt king (@jeanstshirt) November 7, 2019
Very close??!! Southgate should be building a side around him.
— Dante' Ingerus (@Ingy1976) November 7, 2019
Keep him in cotton wool … until we get 40 points, our need is greater than England’s…
— Al Hunter (@alhunter01) November 7, 2019
I knew i could rely on you for some sense. I want Jack to do well. I want England to do well. There is enough there for England to do well without him and I'd rather not have another 3 or 4 months of a season without him cos he pushes it too hard.
— Scott (@CaptainScott87) November 7, 2019
— Carl Crimson (@pidgeAXB) November 7, 2019
Absolutely spot on
— Ade Hudson (@adeh72) November 7, 2019
He's edging ever closer. If he'd been fit v Liverpool and played well in that, I think he'd have nudged in. Another couple of performances from England's midfield when they don't keep the ball for longer than a second or two, and he'll be in. #avfc
— Kevin Hughes (@KevHughesie) November 7, 2019